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29 June 2006

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July 2006 • Issue 546 • Vol. 57 No. 1
39th Year of Publication • 26-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Color Interviews Design by Arnie Fenner

Peter Straub: Fearful Places / 6
Joe Hill: The Point of Confession / 84
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 5 & 10
2006 Locus Awards Winners • 2006 Locus Poll Results • Expanding Orbit • 2005 Bram Stoker Awards • 2006 SF Hall of Fame Awards
P E O P L E   &   P U B L I S H I N G / 8
Notes on marriages, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Jim Baen, Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett, Brian Aldiss, Terry Brooks, Guy Gavriel Kay, Philip K. Dick, and many others
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 11
British and US Publishers Tussle • Bestsellers in Decline • Rowling and Rushdie Love Libraries • Rowling’s the Best • Rushdie’s Lasting Impact • Pottersaurus • FBI Solves Fantasy Puzzle • Baker & Taylor Sold • Vieira Declines Prize • UK Tax Scare • Cathy’s Product Placement • HarperCollins Makes TV Deal • Random Gets Greener • Worldcons News • Announcements • Awards News • Publishing News • Financial News • International Rights • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
C O M M E N T A R Y / 35
Cory Doctorow: Science Fiction is the Only Literature People Care Enough About to Steal on the Internet
L O C U S    L O O K S    A T    H O R R O R / 37
Reports by Edward Bryant, Ellen Datlow, and Alan Beatts • World Horror Report
L O C U S    P O L L / 5 & 50
2006 Locus Poll Results • Bests-of-the-Year Contents
Magazines Received: May / 56    Books Received: May / 57   
British Books Received: April / 72    Bestsellers / 74
O B I T U A R I E S / 84
Alexander Zinoviev Karl T. Pflock Tim Hildebrandt Alex TothFern Tucker • Deaths Discovered: James CauseySeamus Cullen
L O C U S    L E T T E R S / 81
Terry Goodkind • Nick Pollotta
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 83
Jim Baen • Locus Awards Weekend • My Month • Books & Such • This Issue • Next Issue

L O C U S    L O O K S    A T    B O O K S
Short Fiction Reviews by Nick Gevers / 12
F&SF 8/06; Asimov’s 8/06; Analog 7-8/06; Aeon Seven; Flytrap 5/06; Dark Mondays, Kage Baker.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 13
F&SF 7/06; Asimov’s 8/06; Postscripts Spring ’06; On Spec Spring ’06; Flytrap 5/06; Challenging Destiny 4/06; Cemetery Dance #54; Apex Digest Spring ’06; Son and Foe #3; Abyss and Apex 2Q/06.; Zoetrope All-Story Spring ’06.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 15
The Space Opera Renaissance, David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, eds.; The Tourmaline, Paul Park; A Separate War and Other Stories, Joe Haldeman.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
ParaSpheres: Extending Beyond the Spheres of Literary and Genre Fiction, Rusty Morrison & Ken Keegan, eds.; Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology, James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel, eds.; Warrener’s Beastie: A Novel of the Deep, William R. Trotter; The Tourmaline, Paul Park; SHORT TAKE: Dark Mondays, Kage Baker.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 23
Glasshouse, Charles Stross; Prador Moon, Neal Asher.
Reviews by Nick Gevers / 25
Three Days to Never, Tim Powers; The Tourmaline, Paul Park; Glasshouse, Charles Stross.
Reviews by Edward Bryant / 27
The Husband, Dean Koontz; The Burning, Bentley Little; The Keeper, Sarah Langan.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 29
Dzur, Steven Brust; Touch the Dark, Karen Chance; Dark Side of the Moon, Sherrilyn Kenyon; The Mirror Prince, Violette Malan; Castle Waiting, Linda Medley; Charles Bone and the Hidden King, Jenny Nimmo; Date Me, Baby, One More Time, Stephanie Rowe.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Tim Pratt, Amelia Beamer / 31
Secret Stories (in the US as Secret Story), Ramsey Campbell; H.P. Lovecraft’s Book of the Supernatural, Stephen Jones, ed.; The History of Science Fiction, Adam Roberts; Frontiers Past and Future, Carl Abbott.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 17, 21, 29
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